Kensington is often seen as a destination for posh, expensive bars, but actually there is just as much variety as anywhere else in the capital. Here are some of the best watering holes to take your friends this summer, from theatre bars to detective agencies.
Arguably the most secretive and interesting bar on this list is the Evans and Peel Detective Agency near Earl’s Court. It is also easily the most decorative bar in South London, with intricate glass carbonates and bookcases in every corner, creating a Sherlock Homes impression. Because of the bar’s booking system, you’ll feel like a detective when you eventually get a seat.
The Kensington houses The K Bar, which fits in seamlessly in its elegant, chic and exclusive environment. Inspired by noble, traditional gentlemen’s clubs, the K Bar awaits with oak-panelled walls and ceilings, alongside a large selection of the finest wines, aperitifs and beers. One of the menu’s highlights is of course the dessert cocktails.